Oregano to Combat Methane in Danish Cattle
Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark are using a novel way to combat methane emissions produced by cows. With a goal of reducing emissions by 25%, the university has partnered with Organic Denmark in this planet-friendly experiment.
The source of the problem in cows is the rumen, which is part of their digestive process. Methane is a bi-product of the microbial process in the rumen. They hope that by incorporating organic oregano into cattle feed, the established antimicrobial properties of the oregano will help to cut out a large portion of methane production in the process.
In addition to the environmental benefits, researchers anticipate a beneficial improvement to the resulting milk's fatty acid composition.
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